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Leadership Team

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Pete Hayes

Pete Hayes is the Chairman and CEO of Red Cedar Steel and has been with the company for nearly forty years. Pete started his career in the field as an ironworker prior to earning his role in management and is still a member of the union today. Today he is in charge of developing the company’s long-term strategy and oversees all aspects of the company. Pete also is head of business development for the company and has been integral in growing the company from a regional Wisconsin steel erector into one with a national presence. Pete serves as a board member of IMPACT, an ironworker and management trust, and serves as co-chair of the Heartland Region.

Mike Hayes

Mike Hayes is President of Red Cedar Steel and has been in the steel industry since 1996. Mike started his career in the steel fabrication side of the industry until he joined the Red Cedar Steel team in 2010. Mike has been a leader in the company’s expansion in the Western part of the US and has also been a key part in the nationwide growth the company is now experiencing. Mike earned a business management degree from Olivet Nazarene University.

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Glen Pearson

Glen Pearson is the Vice President of Field Operations for Red Cedar Steel. Glen has been a union ironworker for 42 years starting with Red Cedar as an apprentice, progressing through field leadership and now is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the company. Glen’s invaluable knowledge obtained through his years as an ironworker are a true asset to the company and allow the company to pursue and complete difficult and unique projects. Glen also estimates for the company and assists with project management.

Jeff Stovern

Jeff Stovern is the Chief Financial Officer for Red Cedar Steel. Jeff is responsible for several aspects of the company including finance, risk management, insurance, banking, and oversees the human resource and IT departments. Jeff assists the CEO and President in developing the company’s long-term strategic goals and monitors those goals on an ongoing basis. Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant, graduated from University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire’s college of business with honors, and is a member of the WICPA and CFMA.

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